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High Court awards woman €130k after Supermac's fall

A woman who slipped in a Supermac’s fast-food restaurant in 2008 and had to undergo shoulder surgery as a result has been awarded €130,000.

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THE HIGH COURT has awarded a woman who suffered a fall in a Supermac’s fast-food restaurant €130,000.

Part-time shop worker Linda Martin, 51, told the court that after slipping at the restaurant in 2008 she had been forced to cut back her working hours from 25 hours a week to 20, reports the Irish Daily Mail.

She said that doctors had advised her not to lift “anything of significant weight” and she that still had to exercise at home.

Although Martin has now made a good recovery, the court heard that she had been required to undergo surgery and take weekly physiotherapy sessions for some months after the fall.

The court heard that Martin had fallen heavily and had lain on the floor for some minutes with her arm “hanging off like a rag doll’s” before being taken to hospital.

Martin, who underwent treatment for breast cancer in 2001, said that the experience had brought back bad memories. Her claim was based on two medical reports and demanded compensation for surgery costs, past and future “pain and suffering”, and for the extended period of recuperation she was forced to take.

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